College of Medicine Innovations Network

  1. The Innovations Award is an annual programme which aims to recognise practices and projects that exemplify the Colleges key principles: Service, Science and Healing. It is for innovative and patient-centred health care projects at the forefront of putting these principles into practice.

    This year's Winner in the Clinical category was Foxhill Medical Centre, Sheffield.
    A General Practice/Primary Care Service situated in a deprived part of Sheffield whose mission is to promote health and well-being, as well as to provide crisis intervention and disease management.

    Why they won:
    The team:

    Provide a positive, compassionate healing culture delivering integrated medical care to their patients.
    Are committed to evidence-based practice, incorporating audit/evaluation and patient feedback into their work.
    Include integrative approaches: acupuncture, medical herbalism, massage and psychotherapy.
    Deliver interventions for general well-being and for chronic diseases: Tai chi/yoga, for chronic lung disease/stress/mental health problems.
    Nurture innovations and creativity: art, creative writing, Agewell and walking groups.
    Have strong links with local community initiatives and foster an atmosphere of ownership by patients over their healthcare through their patient participation group and patient.

    Quote: Practice Manager Mandy said,
    “It’s good to know Foxhill’s efforts are not only appreciated by the patients, but also identified as innovative by the profession!”.

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  2. Runner up in the 2013 College of Medicine Innovations awards, Green Dreams is the brainchild of Dr James Fleming, a GP in Padiham, Lancashire. The project has created a multi-agency, whole person solution to some very common health problems for people in the community. Dr Fleming writes:

    "I found I was being asked to give anti-depressants in situations where it was obvious that they weren't going to make anything any better. For some groups of patients, the problem was that they were long term unemployed, or couldn't read - or that their housing was making them sick, or they were in debt or dealing with some other crushing social situation which they were unable to escape from."

    You can read more about the project here: collegeofmedicine.org.uk/green-dreams-creating-health-through-community

    This film, created by the project, was shown at the College of Medicine's 2013 Annual Conference, where the theme was self care.

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  3. College of Medicine Innovation Award 2013
    Altogether Better & College of Medicine
    Director/ Producer:
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    Venue:
    Deckchair Productions. June 2012

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  4. The College runs an annual award programme for projects that exemplify the College’s key principles: Service, Science and Healing. This year the College invited applications from healthy ageing projects at the forefront of delivering patient-centred work makes use of an integrated approach, embraces patient-participation, and aims at evidence-based care; We wanted to know above all how what they are doing adds to the wellbeing of the local community.

    This year's winner, Fit as a Fiddle comprises two national projects and 24 regional projects. An incredible 300,000 older people and 4,500 volunteers have benefitted from the project which was created after older people were consulted at the outset and through all stages of the programme design. Interim results from an independent evaluation of the project demonstrate an improvement in healthy eating habits as well as the physical and mental wellbeing of participants.

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College of Medicine Innovations Network

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What's working? And how can the NHS learn from its own successes and those elsewhere in the health world?

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What's working? And how can the NHS learn from its own successes and those elsewhere in the health world?

There are many places inside and outside the NHS where the values of patient-centred service and healing are thriving. We have been actively seeking them out as we develop the College’s Innovations Network.

The College runs an annual award programme for projects that exemplify the College’s key principle of Health Creation. Videos for the winning projects and more can be viewed on this channel

If you would like to be considered for our Innovators Network, please contact us info@collegeofmedicine.org.uk.

We now also have a network for Innovators to discuss projects - do join us at innovationsnetwork.ning.com

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